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KTF Weekly Newsletter
If you’re in the US, remember to put together your voting plan for November 8. Here is a state-by-state voting guide. And this is some quick information on voter intimidation and discrimination, along with resources for reporting possible illegal activity around voting. Be careful out there!
This is going to be Sy’s last newsletter for a little while because he’s taking over primary childcare duties as his wife goes back to work. Our best wishes to him and his new family! And don’t worry, he’ll be back early next year.
And now, this week's highlights!
This Washington Post article chronicles the life of an unsung civil rights hero, Charles M. Sherrod. Sherrod was a founding leader in the Albany, GA Movement which united local activists in their struggle against Jim Crow. The article’s author, Professor Ansley Quiros, describes how Albany is often remembered as a failure of the civil rights era due to the local Police Chief’s strategy of quickly locking people up to avoid the kind of protests that might have turned public opinion against him. But that was only true during Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifetime. The movement continued long after King’s assassination, making slow but steady gains under the leadership of folks like Sherrod. Quiros further recounts how it was Sherrod’s faith that inspired and sustained him in his fight for racial justice. In addition to the Albany Movement, his work included organizing white seminary students, establishing a farming collective in rural Georgia, and involvement in politics. His story illustrates the twists and turns that our lives can take in the pursuit of justice, and the perseverance that journey requires.